Forecast Direct
Ep. 9 - Streets of Gold

Ep. 9 - Streets of Gold

June 16, 2021

For this edition of Forecast Direct, Leo Feler has a conversation with Leah Boustan, Professor of Economics at Princeton University about American Immigration. Following is an edited summary of our conversation. Condensed transcript and full video of our conversation are available here

Ep. 8 - To Close or Not to Close: Public Health Interventions and the Economy

Ep. 8 - To Close or Not to Close: Public Health Interventions and the Economy

June 16, 2021
For this edition of Forecast Direct, UCLA Anderson Forecast director Jerry Nickelsburg has a conversation with Emil Verner, Assistant Professor of Finance at MIT Sloan on whether pandemics or public health interventions depress the economy.
 
Summary of the conversation and full video are available here:
Ep. 7 - Income Inequality, Side Hustles, and Social Insurance

Ep. 7 - Income Inequality, Side Hustles, and Social Insurance

June 16, 2021

April 2021

For this edition of Forecast Direct, UCLA Anderson Forecast senior economist Leo Feler and Kathryn Edwards of RAND have a discussion about trends in income, the gig economy, and unemployment insurance. A transcription of the conversation and full video of our conversation are available here, and Professor Edwards’ research is available here.

Ep. 6 - The Differential Impacts of the Pandemic Recession on Women and Men’s Employment and Roles

Ep. 6 - The Differential Impacts of the Pandemic Recession on Women and Men’s Employment and Roles

June 16, 2021

March 2021

For this edition of Forecast Direct, Jerry Nickelsburg has a conversation with Jane Olmstead-Rumsey of Northwestern and Titan Alon of UCSD on the differential impacts of the pandemic recession on women and men’s employment and roles. Condensed transcript of our conversation is available here.

Ep. 4 - Lessons From the 1920s for the Coming Decade

Ep. 4 - Lessons From the 1920s for the Coming Decade

June 16, 2021

January 2021

For this edition of Forecast Direct, we discuss economic history and comparisons to the current recovery with Professor Martha Olney from UC Berkeley. Professor Olney’s articles are available here. Condensed transcription of the conversation is available here.

Ep. 5 - The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of American Growth

Ep. 5 - The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of American Growth

June 16, 2021

February 2021

For this edition of Forecast Direct, Leo Feler has a conversation with Professor Robert Gordon, from Northwestern University, about his book “Rise and Fall of American Growth” and what he sees as the likelihood for faster productivity and economic growth in the coming decades. Be sure to read to the end, where Professor Gordon talks about the best ways to ensure faster growth going forward, through more early-childhood education, more immigration, and affirmative action policies to level the playing field so our society can benefit from the full potential of all individuals. Condensed transcript and Full video are available here.

Ep. 3 - An Unequal Economic Recovery

Ep. 3 - An Unequal Economic Recovery

June 16, 2021

November/December 2020

For this edition of Forecast Direct, Leo Feler discusses economic policy and the recovery with Dr. Gbenga Ajilore, Senior Economist at the Center for American Progress. Dr. Ajilore is an expert on regional economic development, macroeconomic policy, and issues of diversity and inclusion. His articles are available here. Condensed transcription and full video are available here.

Ep. 2 - Climate Change and Housing Markets

Ep. 2 - Climate Change and Housing Markets

June 16, 2021

October/November 2020

For this issue of Forecast Direct, Leo Feler, Senior Economist at the UCLA Anderson Forecast interviews Benjamin Keys, Associate Professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania regarding Professor Keys’ recent paper on how climate change affects housing markets. Condensed transcription and full video of this conversations available here. Professor Keys’ article on the topic can be found here: https://www.nber.org/system/files/working_papers/w27930/w27930.pdf.

Ep. 1 - Proposition 22 and the Reclassification of Uber and Lyft Drivers as Employees versus Independent Contractors

Ep. 1 - Proposition 22 and the Reclassification of Uber and Lyft Drivers as Employees versus Independent Contractors

April 14, 2021

September 2020

We have reintroduced our monthly Forecast Direct series to provide a summary of insights on topics affecting the US and California economies. This month, Jerry Nickelsburg, Director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast, interviews Leo Feler, Senior Economist at the UCLA Anderson Forecast, about Proposition 22 and the reclassification of Uber and Lyft drivers as employees versus independent contractors. A summary of their conversation is available here.

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